There's no question that this is a busy moment throughout America's transportation systems. If you want to hear about it from someone other than me, here are some news items I found interesting over the weekend.
The Times of Trenton editorial staff says it's time to seize the day on the President's high-speed rail vision.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution's Ariel Hart finds bids for stimulus projects coming in at 43% below estimates across Georgia, 50% below estimates in Atlanta, with hundreds of jobs being created. Reuters' Lisa Lambert reports that construction job losses in May were the lowest since August 2008, particularly for nonresidential construction, which includes many stimulus projects.
The Huffington Post's Susan Demas finds Commerce Secretary Locke and Michigan Governor Granholm on the same page; both say transitioning to train and transit equipment could revive auto factories, workers, and engineers. That idea is echoed on the Infrastructurist blog and the editorial pages of the Kalamazoo Gazette.
That's the view from here, for now. Happy reading, all.